Timberwolves' record bid denied by Spurs loss

The San Antonio Spurs denied Minnesota in the Timberwolves' attempt to earn a winning season record after a 104-86 win.

    San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives to the basket in his side's 104-86 win [Reuters]
    San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives to the basket in his side's 104-86 win [Reuters]

    The San Antonio Spurs denied Minnesota in the Timberwolves' attempt to earn a winning season record after a 104-86 victory.

    Despite playing without guard Manu Ginobili, who is still day-to-day with a sore hamstring, and reserve guard Danny Green, who left the game in the second quarter with a left hand injury and did not return, the Spurs (29-8) won their fourth straight game.

    Kawhi Leonard led a balanced Spurs attack with 17 points and six rebounds. Tim Duncan added 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in the win.

    Elsewhere, the Memphis Grizzlies prevailed 108-101 despite blowing a 13-point, third-quarter lead in a victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

    Memphis point guard Mike Conley finished with 21 points with 13 assists and four steals while power forward Zach Randolph also had a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

    Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points, forward Rudy Gay added 20, and the Sacramento Kings routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-80 for their season-high third straight victory.

    DeMarcus Cousins added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings (13-22).

    Guard CJ Miles led the Cavaliers (13-24) with 14 points. Luol Deng added 12 points in his second game since coming to Cleveland from the Chicago Bulls in a trade.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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